Branded or Assembled?

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Which desktop shall I buy?

  1. Assembled

    96.2%
  2. Branded

    3.8%
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  1. kisorgovinda

    kisorgovinda New Member

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    If I buy a new computer which should I opt - Branded or Assembled? Are Branded computers cheaper? If so, how they are providing it cheap?
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Branded ones have a support advantage apart from OEM software in it. I'd go for an assembled one since I've learnt to take care of my system by now. ANd an assembled one is generally much cheaper and better in performance than a branded one.
     
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    If its a desktop, assembled for sure! You can customise it to your needs/budget, its cheaper, maintenance is easier if you do things on your own like some of us ;)
     
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    assemble it ,
    u will learn something about computer parts .
    but triple check about the prices and model no . of
    parts u wanted as there is a lot of hera pheri.
     
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    If know little basics about computers and its components such as a processor
    motherboard, etc or even if you read every page of DIGIT, then you should
    go for an assembled pc....
    and yes, assembled PC's are cheaper...
     
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    assembled because
    you can get custom parts like CRT/LCD monitor Intel/AMD Amount of Ram 512/1GB
    Branded generally are poor in RAM/Monitor/Motherboard
    Option of OS
     
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    ASSEMBLED neday........ :))
     
  8. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    One more vote for Assembled!
    In assembled PC, u can get the things u want. :)
     
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    well yes. assembled anyday. if you know your city(like SP road in bangalore), you can even assemble a pc yourself at a fraction of the cost of the branded one. but better be well informed before you make your choice of components because incompatibility is a big problem
     
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    Poll added :D
     
  11. Sykora

    Sykora I see right through you.

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    I'm for assembling as well. It's a great learning experience each time.
     
  12. led_shankar

    led_shankar In Shamful Mystery

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    Yaar, Can someone who has assembled before tell me whether you physically set up the stuff yourself, and if that is difficult/dangerous?
     
  13. Sykora

    Sykora I see right through you.

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    I set my own Computer up ie bought the parts and put it together. If you're stupid, it is dangerous. Not if you RTFM :)
     
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    satyamy Alive Again...

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    I like Assembled.... :)
     
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    Shall I have to get any hardware training to assemble a computer of my own? Or, wherefrom I would know how to assemble it?
     
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    computer assembling is so easy go on googling for tutorials with pictures.
    they are so easy that nothing fits wrong,
    the sockets in computer parts are one way only u cant fit them in
    wrong way.only thing to learn is jumper setting of harddisk and dvdrom.
     
  18. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Assembled will be the way to go, if you know about computers and what to buy otherwise there are chances of getting wrong config. That's what happened to me. I got some unneeded accessories. And those which I needed were underpowered.
     
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    Assembeled bole to puri Aazadi!
     
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